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Gavin Floyd Hit Around in Rookie League Rehab Start

The Indians signed former Braves starter Gavin Floyd last winter to a one year, $4M deal for him to be the team’s fifth starter. With the expectations that Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer and Danny Salazar would be the majority of the rotation, Floyd was supposed to be the veteran leader keeping the others […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20:  Abraham Almonte #35 of the Cleveland Indians makes a catch at the wall on a ball hit in the sixth inning by Brett Gardner of the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 20, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

8/20 Recap: Tomlin Slows Down Yankees

Player of the Game Josh Tomlin was effective again on the mound tonight, in fact even better than his first start against Minnesota. He threw seven innings, allowing just two hits (one home run) and one walk while striking out six. His slower than average pitching style was a good match for the aggressive Yankees, […]

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Akron Becomes Nellieville

Nellie Rodriguez can be classified in one word. Big. The 2012, 15th round draft pick of the Indians is listed at 6’2″, 250 pounds and not an ounce of that is exaggerated. A man of that size should be able to generate some serious power, and Rodriguez does not disappoint. In his minor league career […]

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19:  Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians reacts during batting practice before a game with the Boston Red Sox on August 19, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

8/19 Recap: Sox Clobber Kluber, Tribe Offense Still Snoring

Player of the Game Yan Gomes tried to make a game of it late, hitting an opposite field, the run home run in th eighth to bring things within two. Jerry Sands and Michael Brantley scored on the play. Feathers Up Responsible for the only other Indians run, Lonnie Chisenhall walked twice and singled in […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 26: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Chicago White Sox during the eighth inning of their game on July 26, 2015 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The White Sox defeated the Indians 2-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Francisco Lindor & The Sacrifice Bunt

It took him a few weeks, but after bottoming out with a line of .205/.239/.253 on July 7th, Francisco Lindor has been largely unstoppable, smashing a .343/.377/.489 line while consistently providing incredible defense at the most important position on the field. In that span, he’s hit four home runs and stole a couple bases, providing […]

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 18:  Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after he hit a home run against the Boston Red Sox running in the seventh inning at Fenway Park on August 18, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

8/18 Recap: Hey, You Sunk My Manship!

Roster Moves: Chris Johnson continues to be bothered by a secondary infection in his left hand stemming from a spider bite he received in Minnesota and has been placed on the 15 day disabled list retroactive to August 15th. In his place, Jason Kipnis has been activated off the 15 Day DL although he wasn’t […]

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 02: Manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians takes the ball from starting pitcher Trevor Bauer #47 taking him out of the game against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the seventh inning at Coliseum on August 2, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

That Thing Trevor Bauer Doesn’t Want to Talk About

Trevor Bauer is one of the most interesting pitchers not just on the Indians roster, but in all of baseball. From his homemade drones to his analytically-minded approach to studying the art of pitching, he is truly a unique breed of ballplayer. Aside from interesting personality quirks, Bauer is a tremendously talented pitcher, although lately […]

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 17: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates his home run with teammate Mike Aviles #4 against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning at Fenway Park on August 17, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

8/17 Recap: Brantley’s Return Awakens Offense

Player of the Game The Indians entire offense was involved in one way or another tonight, but the biggest contributor was Lonnie Chisenhall, who takes his third award of the season. His two run, fourth inning double gave the Indians the lead and his sixth inning solo home run extended it to six runs. Overall, […]

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Weekend Update: Back to Their Old Ways

Bob Toth (@RThompAK13) of More Than a Fan: Cleveland for the 18th edition of the Tribe Time Now Weekend Update! In this episode, Bob and Ryan discuss the weekend series against Minnesota, the upcoming grind against the AL East, the topsy-turviness of the AL West, the Cubs doing well (!), the similarities between the Cardinals and […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 16: Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on August 16, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

8/16 Recap: Tribe Offense Stifled With Brantley & Kipnis Still Out

Player of the Game Carlos Carrasco extended his current streak of impressive starts to four games today, although he wasn’t quite able to make it through the eighth. After two nine and one eight inning start in his last three, Carrasco threw seven today allowing just two runs on six hits and three walks. Despite […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  JULY 25: Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on July 25, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Carlos Carrasco and the 1st Inning Disaster

The Indians have seen a lot of excellent starting pitching this season, particularly stemming from the arms of Corey Kluber (3.46 ERA, 186 K, .239 BAA) and Carlos Carrasco (3.68 ERA, 165 K, .234 BAA), two pitchers who were extended long term prior to the season and are expected to be Cy Young candidates for […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 27: Josh Tomlin #43 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning on July 27, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

8/15 Recap: Bats Spoil Tomlin’s Return

Roster Update: To make room for Josh Tomlin and Ryan Raburn, Shawn Armstrong and Zach Walters were optioned back to AAA Columbus. Player of the Game Josh Tomlin pitched a surprising gem tonight. Aside from back to back home runs in the 5th, he was great. Unfortunately the Indians offense reverted back to its pre-Swisher/Bourn trade […]

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 9: Starting pitcher Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on August 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Corey Kluber

New Look Tribe Sees Attendance Spike

Much attention has been paid to the Indians recent roster moves, particularly the trade of Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn to Atlanta for Chris Johnson, and the subsequent offensive increase, but there has been another increase that went less noticed. Playing against the Twins and Yankees for six games, the Indians had their highest attended […]